U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

Your mental and emotional health is vitally important. We are here to support you in taking steps towards finding help for your concerns and matching the best resource for your needs. We recognize there is no “one size fits all” approach to supporting student mental health. That's why we provide a variety of options to meet a diversity of needs. Check out the options listed below to see what may be a good fit for you.

CAPS is currently experiencing a very high demand in services at this time. Counselors are available every day for urgent matters while openings for scheduled appointments vary daily and throughout the day. Contact CAPS during office hours at 734-764-8312 for updated information on meeting with a counselor.

Most of you know that individual counseling is one option -- but we know that not everyone wants or needs individual therapy with a professional -- so we've created other options which are noted below with a brief description to help you decide what route you may want to take.

If you are not sure, please give us a call and we'll help you decide.

One-on-One Services

Professional 1:1 Services

  • Wellness Coaching - Meet with a wellness coach to help with non-clinical issues such as stress and holistic well-being. Coaches help students practice coping skills, and set and accomplish wellness goals..
  • Let's Talk - This program provides students with easy, virtual, access to brief consultations, with no appointment needed.
  • CAPS Embedded Therapists - CAPS therapists are located in 18 different Schools and Colleges at U-M. To see a CAPS therapist in your School/College, please follow this link to schedule with them directly.
  • Initial Consultation - To schedule a consultation with a Central Office (Michigan Union 4th Floor) CAPS counselor - click on the link to complete some online forms to help us better understand you and your concerns.

Peer 1:1 Services

  • Individual Peer Counseling - Trained and supervised by CAPS staff members, Peer Counselors offer support for concerns such as loneliness, adjustment/transition, learning about campus resources, managing stress, making friends, and more.

Peer Support

  • Wolverine Support Network (WSN) - A student-led peer support program designed to empower students to create a safe community in support of mental well-being and identity development.
  • Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) - For students who are recovering from a substance use disorder. Know that you are not alone and contact the U-M CRP to find out about becoming part of the on-campus recovery community

Connecting via Other Supports

Technology & Apps

  • Togetherall - A safe, virtual space to anonymously interact with and seek mental health and wellbeing support from their peers.
  • Calm App - Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, with unique audio content, available in both the App Store and Google Play store
  • Stressbusters App - A free app tailored to meet the wellness needs of U-M students by providing tools to increase calmness and focus. Tools include, but are not limited to, guided breathing meditations, progressive muscle relaxation, and sleep tips.
  • SilverCloud - A self-guided, online approach with modules addressing anxiety, depression, body image, stress, and sleep.
  • MiTalk - Self-help website on a variety of mental health topics affecting U-M students.
  • Online anonymous screenings - Completely anonymous and confidential, fill out a brief questionnaire on a topic(s) of choice: overall well-being, mood changes, worry, sadness, trauma, drinking habits, gambling behavior, eating habits, and substance use. Upon completion, you will be provided with your results and recommendations.

On Campus Supports

Off Campus Providers

Self-Guided

  • SilverCloud - A self-guided, online approach with modules addressing anxiety, depression, body image, stress, and sleep.
  • Wellness Zone - Drop-in and relax at one one of our three campus locations (4th floor Michigan Union, lower level of Munger Residence Halls and Pierpont Commons). Resources include: massage chairs, light therapy, meditation tools, and games. Take time to rest and relax as you navigate your busy life as a student at U-M.